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Bus Timetables

Penzance to Porthcurno, and back
Winter Bus Timetables 2016-2017

Times given below are correct until further notice or further cuts.
Winter timetables started 18 September 2016 and have less buses.

These buses run in a circular route. Some run clockwise and some run anti-clockwise, which explains why times to reach the same destination can be so different and in some places a bus to your destination could come on either side of the road. The circular route includes Land's End, so all of these either go to, or come from, Land's End. Some may have come from St Just and St Ives to Land's End as bus number 300, or may go on to those places from Land's End, and may be open-top double-decker buses. Read more bus info.

To get to the Minack Theatre by bus you need to get off at the bus stop in the car park in the Porthcurno valley, between the Cable Station Inn and the Telegraph Museum. From there it is about five minutes walk up a steep hill to the Minack - the buses do not go up that hill. At the Porthcurno carpark the bus turns around and goes back the way it came.

Please note that local bus services have been severely cut so that wealthy companies and individuals can avoid tax and social responsibility, and local residents can just stay at home and suffer.

Outside of towns the bus will pick you up and let you off where you ask, just wave at the driver to get on. Read more bus travel and taxi information.

Current Bus Timetable 2016-2017:

Penzance to Porthcurno

From 18 Sept 2016, Monday to Saturday excluding holidays

No. dep. arr.
1/1A 0630 0704
1/1A 0845 0955
1/1A 1045 1124
1/1A 1245 1355
1/1A 1510 1609
1/1A 1640 1752
1/1A 1740 1827

Sundays and Holidays:

No. dep. arr.
1/1A 1005 1052
1/1A 1235 1322
1/1A 1505 1623

Porthcurno to Penzance

From 18 Sept 2016, Mon to Sat excluding holidays:

No. dep. arr.
1/1A 0704 0817
1/1A 0955 1037
1/1A 1124 1237
1/1A 1355 1437
1/1A 1609 1727
1/1A 1752 1837
1/1A 1827 1939

Sundays and Holidays:

No. dep. arr.
1/1A 1052 1212
1/1A 1322 1442
1/1A 1623 1712

 
These buses are run by First Kernow, the local operation of the First Bus company. The local Community Bus now runs an independent service several times a day from Land's End to Sennen, St Just and Pendeen, but not to Porthcurno, Treen, St Buryan or St Levan. Western Greyhound no longer operate buses in this area from November 2013, so buses 501 and 504 to Porthcurno no longer exist.

Since 2014 the summer open-top double-decker 300 bus runs only between Land's End and St Ives, not necessarily going to Porthcurno or Penzance. The open-top 300 bus used to run in a popular big circle around Penwith, covering St Ives, Penzance, St Just, Land's End, and Porthcurno. It still effectively runs in a circle but changes its name at different points on the route! This service has been a victim of cuts and confusion at Cornwall Council and First Bus, as have the evening buses which previously served the Minack Theatre. Meanwhile UK billionaires have doubled their wealth, and the 24% of the UK electorate who actually voted for the current government have captured 100% of the power in the UK political system, and are further dismantling society, promoting global warming and hunger, and punishing everyone who is not rich. So catch these buses while you still can.